Thursday, December 26, 2013

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge ~ New Beginnings


Hello fellow Crafters,

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoying the few last days in this year! We all, here in Las Vegas, had a great Christmas especially my boys. Some family came to town and more to come in in the next few days. But onto the post today.... It is Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge Blog time! Our sponsor for this challenge is Milk Coffee. The theme is ~ New Beginnings. The DT was given four amazing digi stamps to choose from. 


Ich hoffe Ihr hattet Alle ein ganz tolles Weihnachtsfest und geniesst die letzten Tage dieses Jahres. Wir hier in Las Vegas hatten ein ganz tolles Fest, besonders die zwei Jungs. Wir haben auch Familie hier und in den naechsten paar Tagen kommt sogar noch mehr Familie dazu. Ok nun aber zurueck zu meinem Post. Es ist heute Zeit fuer Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge Blog.Unser Sponsor ist Milk Coffee. Sie hatten dem DT vier verschiedene Digi Stemple zur Auswahl gegeben.

And here is my card that I made: My pick was Tiffany in Flowery Bridal Gown.
Und hier ist meine Karte: Ich habe mir Tiffany in Flowery Bridal Gown ausgesucht.

 I know the colors are a bit dark for a typical Bridal Gown... and I wanted it much lighter. But I have to say I do like the way it turned out. And in my defense I have seen more and more gray or other colored bridal gowns.

Ich weiss das die Farbe meines Hochzeitskleid nicht unbedingt die typische Farbe hat... und ich muss auch sagen das ich es ein wenig heller haben wollte. Aber nun ist es grau und mir gefaellt es. Ich muss auch sagen das ich mehr und mehr andere Farben als Hochzeitskleid sehe.

I used my Copic Markers to color her up and here is the list of colors:
Ich habe den Stempel mit meinen Copic Markers gealt und hier ist die Liste der Farben:

Skin/ Haut: E000, E00, E11, E21
Dress/ Kleid: W00, W01, W03, W05, W07
Roses, Bows/Rosen,Schleifen: R81, R83, R85, R89
Greens/ Blaetter: YG93, YG95, YG97
Hair/ Haare: Y32, E33, E35
Ground/ Boden: E31, E33, E35

Here are a few more pictures how the card came together...
Hier sind noch ein paar Bilder wie diese Karte enstanden ist...

The sentiment and the heart that I used are both from Whimsy Stamps and then cut out with their matching dies. Flowers are from Wild Orchard and the green twigs are from a punch. All embellies are from my stash and the paper is new. It is by Anna Griffin.

Der Spruch und das Herz sind von Whimsy Stamps und dann mit den passenden Stanzen geschnitten. Die Blumen sind von Wild Orchard und die gruenen Zweige sind von einem Punch den ich schon ewig habe. Alle Teile dieser Karte sind Sachen die ich noch hatte das einzigste Neues ist das Papier. Es ist von Anna Griffin.

Here are the challenges that I would like to enter this card for:

The Paper Shelter: Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef: Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund: Anything GoesCrafty Creations: Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy: Anything Goes
Divas by Design: Anything Goes
Oozak: Anything Goes- Something old Something new

Well this is it for now and I hope you will stop by the blog and check out all the other fun and amazing cards that our DT has made for you as inspiration. And if you have time just join in the fun and we would love to see what you will create!

Nun gut das ist es erstmals fuer heute. Ich hoffe Ihr koennt auch bei dem Blog vorbeischauen und Euch auch noch die anderen Karten unseres DT sehen. Und wenn Ihr auch noch eine wenig Zeit findet macht doch einfach mit und wir freuen uns auch Eure Kreationen zu sehen.

Until soon, Bis Bald

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog ~ Make it Sparkle

The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog 
Hello fellow Crafters,

Today I am sharing a card that I made for The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. Our sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said Design. The theme for this challenge ~Make it Sparkle.

 Fred She Said 

Heute habe ich eine Karte die ich euch vorstellen will fuer mein DT The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. Unser Sponsor fuer diese Woche ist Fred She Said Designs. Unser Thema ~ Make it Sparkle. 

Here is my card:
Hier ist meine Karte:

This card turned out to be a simple but I think still very pretty card.
Diese Karte ist simpel aber ich glaube das sie sehr schoen ist.

I used my Copic Markers to color up the image. Here is the list:

Ich habe meine Copic Markers benutzt um diesen Stemple zu malen. Hier ist die Liste der Farben:

Pinecone/Zapfen: E13, E15, E18
Twigs/ Zweige: G20, G94, G99

Challenges I would like to enter the card:

High Hopes Stamps: Anything High Hopes Goes
Ikes'sworld Challenge: Christmas is Coming
Inky Chicks: Christmas
Ladybug Crafts Ink: Keep it Clean and Simple
Songbird Challenges: Merry Christmas
Clear it Out Challenge Blog: Warm and Fuzzy, Texture Item
Die Cuttin Divas: Happy Holidays
Bearly Mine Challenge: Anyting Goes

I hope you had a fun time at my blog and find some time to participate in our fun challenge. Can't wait to see what you will create!

Hoffentlich hattet Ihr wenig Spass bei meinem Blog und koennt auch etwas Zeit finden damit Ihr auch bei unser Challenge mitmachen koennt. Bin gespannt was Ihr so hervor zaubert!

Until soon, Bis bald

Friday, December 13, 2013

Jolly Old St. Nick Blog Hop

Welcome to the Jolly Old St. Nick Blog Hop 


Christmas Eve is coming soon and he is checking his list.
Have you been naughty or have you been nice?
Join us as we celebrate that dear old man, Jolly Old St. Nick!! 
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Jolly Blog Hop.
If you came from (insert name before you) then you are on... the right path.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of Santa's Helpers who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 
We have some awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.You will have until 12:00 am Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Monday at Connie Can Crop.Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!
                            Down the Chimney we go!!

And here is my project for this hop:

When I signed up for this hop I had an opportunity to color this beautiful stamp by Artist Rosanna Zuppardo. The stamp is called Santa & Reindeer, it is available here at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking. Due to the "Old" feel of the stamp I wanted to do something different and created the dark background. I was trying to get the early night kind of feel. 

And here a few more pictures how the card was created.

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.
1. Connie -
2. Georgiana -
3. Carri -
4. Jessica-
5. Julie (Cricut Chick)-
6. Theressa (TSQ) -
7. Pam -
9.  Anita -
10. Angela -

I hope you all had a wonderful time so far and continue on to the last few stops to the finish line.

Until soon,

Cookies for Santa Blog Hop

Hello fellow Crafters,

Welcome to the Cookies for Santa Blog Hop! If you are coming from Alicia, then you are in the right spot. If you happen to come by my blog and would like to join us in this fun Blog Hop, please start at Lisa's Blog here. All of us are show casing a cookie recipe for all of you. My most favorite cookie of all times are Molasses Cookies, yum!!!! So I recruited some helpers, Jon and Jarett, to make a batch of these delicious treats.


1 cup butter
1cup sugar
1 cup molasses
2 eggs
2/3 cup of sour milk (1cup milk+ 1tlsp vinegar)
2tsp baking soda
1tsp ginger
1tsp cinnomon
5 cups flour (+/-)
Sugar for rolling is optional

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, molasses and eggs until well combined. Add sour milk, soda and spices. Gradually add flour one cup at a time. Mix until stiff dough forms. After mixing chill in refrigerator for 1-2 hours or even overnight. Then either roll out the dough for cut out cookies, or drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. If you like a bit of sugar around the cookies, then take your spoonfuls roll them into a ball then into a container with sugar.  Bake each batch for 12-15 minutes. I like my cookies chewy so I usually have them in about 13 minutes.

Here are some pictures of my helpers and their hard work getting these cookies ready. We rolled the cookies in red and green sugar before baking. They were a big hit and gone in a few days. I hope you will give them a try. 

And now it is time to check out the next recipe with Denise. In case you might get lost here is the full list and order of out hop:

1. Lisa ~
2 Deb-

3. Teresa~

4. Jessica

5. Sandy-

6. Jenn--

7. Alicia ~

8. Nadja~

9. Denise ~

10. Kathy ~

11. Carla ~
I had so much fun baking the cookies with my boys. I treasure the times that I can spent with them in the kitchen and get them involved. They do seem to like it as well. The little one, Jarett, likes the testing and licking of the beaters the best. The bigger one, Jon, just enjoys the part of making the dough. He is not a big sweet eater. We wish all of you lots of fun baking up some new cookie recipes for Santa.
Until soon,
Nadja, Jon and Jarett  

Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge~ Happy Holidays


Hello fellow Crafters,

It seems like the time is just flying by and it won't slow down a bit!!! The boys are anxiously awaiting Christmas and asking me everyday if Santa is coming by the house. My post today is for Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge Blog. And we are having a fun challenge for everyone ~ Happy Holidays! Our sponsor for this challenge is Eureka. The stamp that I chose is called Singing Moose. Oh I had such fun coloring this image up.


Oh weih ich glaube die Zeit fliegt nur so weg und bleibt nicht stehen. Meine Zwei Jungs sind so ueber gluecklich das bald Weihnachten ist und sie fragen mich auch jeden Tag ob der Weihnschtsmann bald kommt. Heute havbe ich eine Karte fuer Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge Blog. Unser Thema ist was fuer Alle ~ Happy Holidays! Unser Sponsor ist Eureka  und mein Stemple den ich mir ausgesucht habe heisst, Singing Moose. Oh das war so ein schoener Stemple zu malen.

And here is my card! It turned out so nice. It took a bit of time to punch out all the leaves, but it was worth it. 

Und hier ist meine Karte! Ich bin so froh wie sie aussieht genauso hatte ich sie mir vorgestellt. Die Zweige haben eine Weile gebraucht auszustansieren aber es war es wert.

The image was colored up with my Copic Markers. And here is the list:
Den Stemple habe ich mit meinen Copic Markers gemalt. Und hier ist die Liste:

Moose/Elch: E13, E15, E18, C7, E41, E43, E47, E49, R20, B04
Holly/ Blatter: G21, G94, G99, R46, R59

As I mentioned earlier that the leaves were punched out. I used two shades of green to give the wreath a bit more depth. The image was cut out with a circle Spellbinder. In order to get the antlers out of the cut I had to trace the Spellbinder Die around the image where I wanted it and then use scissors to cut along the antlers to be able to pull them on top of the die before I ran the picture through my machine. When the antlers are on top they will not be cut off! Then I used the next larger circle die and cut out the red circle. The red circle was also used as the base for the wreath. I started to layer the cut out leaves around. The sentiment was printed from my computer and then I used another Spellbinder Die Fancy Framed Tags Two to cut it out. The rest came together fast and I added some Stickles and a red velvet bow and it was done!

Wie ich schon erwaehnt habe sind die Zweige ausgestanzt. Ich havbe zwei verschiedene gruentoene benutzt damit der Kranz nicht so flach aussieht. Das Bild habe ich mit einer Kreisstanze von Spellbinders ausgestanzt. Aber zuerst habe ich den Kreis als Schablone benutzt, damit das Geweih der zwei Elchen auch heraus steht. Ich habe den Kreis auf das bild gelegt so das das Geweih heraus stand und dann mit einer Schere habe ich das Geweih heraus geschnitten. Dann wurde das Bild in den Kreis gelegt und das Geweih ueber die Kreisstanze gelegt damit sie nicht geschnitten wurden. Dann durch die Maschine- und fertig. Mit der naechsten groesse der Kreisstanzen habe ich den roten Kreis ausgestanzt. Der Kreis war dann auch meine Basis fuer den Kranz. Die vielen Zweige wurden dann herum geklebt. Den Spruch habe ich mit meinem Computer gemacht und dann mit einer Spellbinder Stanze Fancy Framed Tags Two ausgeschnitten. Eine wenit Stickles fuer den Kranz und eine schoene rote Schleife dann war die Karte komplett. 

 I want to enter this card into the following challenges:

Hanna and Friends: Weihnachten
Crafty Ribbon Challenge: Anything Goes with Ribbon
Creative Knockouts: 'Tis the Season
Cute Card Thursday: Christmas catch up
Meljiens Design Team: Holly Berries use Green and Red
Paper Crafting Journey: It's Christmas Time
Sassy Studio Design: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Hope you enjoyed your stay. And now it is time for you to jump into the fun with us and create a wonderful card. Can't wait to see what you have created!

Ich hoffe es hat Dir bei mir gefallen. Jetzt ist es aber Zeit das Du eine Karte bastelt! Ich bin gespannt was Ihr alles basteln werdet. Viel Spass!

Until soon, Bis Bald

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Let It Snow Blog Hop

Hello fellow Crafters,

Do we have a treat for you this day!! Grab yourself a cup of Hot Coco, Sit back and have some fun hopping to all the amazing projects that we have in store for you today! Maybe even listen to some Christmas music. It is bitter (at least for us here in Las Vegas since we are spoiled with temperatures) cold and we just might get some snow! The boys are hoping that this will happen.

Alright are you ready to get started???  If you just came by and not from Alicia ~ then start here at  Lisa ~
Lisa is the first stop of our Blog Hop. If you came from Alicia you are in the right order and lets move on....

Here is my project that I have created for this hop:

Oh this was such a fun to create! The image is just so adorable! The name of the digi is James and Sled by artist Erica Nicomedi. You can find the digi or clear stamp here. Everything that I used for this card came from my stash. I used my Copics to color up the image. The die is from Spellbinder Snowflakes Pendant. I added glue and sparkles to the white snowflakes and left the blue without. The bow was made with the Bow-it-All. Don't know what I would do without this gadget anymore, lol. Oh I forgot to mention the circle, that is made of a string of Garland that I bought at Michaels. I cut a section and then I just make a circle and use hot glue to adhere to the paper. So simple but with so much impact.  Lets take a look at some more pictures how this card came about...

Your next stop is Carla ~
 Now you are ready to go see some more amazing things along the way.... To help you here is the whole line up of the hop in case you may run into trouble:

 1. Lisa ~
2. Julie (Cricut Chick) ~

3. Tricia -

4. Lori ~

5. Sarah~

6. Heather ~

7. Cindy -

8. Pam -

9. Melisa

10. Elecia -

11. Jessica-

12. Mary -

13. Aisha -

14. Alicia ~

15. Nadja ~ 

16. Carla ~

17. Inga ~

18. Christine ~

19. Debbie W ~

20. Carolyn S. ~

21. Elizabeth ~
Thank you so very much for your visit and come see me again sometime....
Until then,